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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Home Seller Tips - Your new baby is....ten years old!

Your new baby is....ten years old!  How many ten year old kids would like to to be called a "new baby?"  Probably very few.

But when it comes to selling one's home in many cases "new" is stretched ten years!

I just read an MLS entry promoting  a house's new roof...."new roof in 2003."  Maybe this sounds better than roof only ten years old!

Similarly there is the occasional reference to "$XX worth of upgrades."  When we those upgrades installed? Fifteen years ago?  Is that dollar figure based on today's dollars or when installed?  Was the figure a builder's inflated upgrade charge?  FYI, I am being a bit sarcastic here!

My point here is simply this... tell it like it is.

No need to put a new spin on old.  Disclose the facts as they are and let prospective buyers decide.

But, should you decide to promote an upgrade or recent update, please have the documentation just in case the buyer asks for it.

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